Build an Arduino-controlled 2WD Robotic Car

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It's every aspiring maker's dream to make things that move, and in this workshop we'll do exactly that with a 2-wheel-drive robotic Arduino "car" that wanders around, senses obstacles, and reverses if it bumps into things. Or if have more of a creative flair, you can even make your robot dance.


No prior experience required. We'll guide you along as you assemble the car and put together the circuitry. Well-commented sample code will be provided so you can get the car moving even if you don't yet know how to code. Suitable for anyone aged 13 to 23. We offer differentiated tracks so more advanced participants don't get bored while newbies still have fun.

Here's what you get

  • 4 hours of fun!
  • Lasercut acrylic chassis, with CAD template so you can make modifications and lasercut your own
  • 9V battery
  • L298 motor driver board
  • Tires and gear motors
  • Caster wheel
  • Servo motor
  • Limit switches: used as bump sensors
  • Ultrasonic rangefinder: used to detect obstacles, before bumping into them
  • Lots of screws and nuts and bolts

What to bring

  • Laptop, preferably with the Arduino IDE (Windows, Mac) installed
  • Arduino or compatible, with USB cable
  • [OPTIONAL] Wire cutters, phillips screwdriver, and small pliers, if you have any handy

If you don't already have your own Arduino, you can purchase one from us together with your ticket. We don't carry the official Arduino, but prefer the Freaduino UNO, which has additional features that make it more useful for beginners and hobbyists.

Tue Dec 9, 2014
2:00 PM - 6:00 PM SGT
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IDA Labs@NDC Level 3
Standard (no Arduino) SOLD OUT $60.00
w/ Freaduino SOLD OUT $90.00
Venue Address
111 Middle Road, Singapore 188969 Singapore
IDA Labs@NDC is in the National Design Centre, across the road from the National Library Building. After you enter, work your way to the "Kapok" store at the back of the building and take the elevator behind the store to find us on level 3.